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Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church
Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church First Tuesday January 2018
Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church, the Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church is a popular and long-standing event which caters for all tastes and interest levels in classical music from the novice to the professional. Each month will feature The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet string quartets from their repertoire. All performances are preceded with a brief introduction of the music.
more info:: www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie
Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church

Music for Galway Midwinter Festival
Galway Midwinter Festival 19th - 21st January 2018
Music for Galway’s Midwinter Festival returns to the Town Hall Theatre in January to celebrate classical music with a three day midwinter festival.
more info: www.musicforgalway.ie

Akumakon
Akumakon 19th - 21st January 2018
Japanese cultural convention Akumakon brings the worlds of anime and manga to life for its annual celebration at NUI Galway.
more info: www.akumakon.com

Connacht Rugby v Oyonnax (EU Challenge Cup)
Connacht Rugby Fixtures 20th January 2018
Connacht play host to Oyonnax at The Sportsground in the EU Challenge Cup. Kick-off TBC.
more info:www.connachtrugby.ie

Galway Astronomy Festival
Galway Astronomy Festival January 2018
Oscar Wilde reminds us that although we are all in the gutter, some of us are looking at the stars. The Galway Astronomy Festival now in its 14th year, has become one of the most popular events in Ireland of the Iirsh astronomical calender, where amateurs and professionals meet, essential for exchanging information, successful stargazing and mutual progress. We look forward to seeing you, hopefully under clear skies.
more info: http://galwayastronomyclub.ie

Subtitle Film Festival
Subtitle Film Festival January 2018
Subtitle is a film festival at the Town Hall Theatre of popular, accessible comedies and dramas which were huge hits in their own countries, they just happen not to be in English!
more info: www.tht.ie

Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church

Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church First Tuesday February 2018 

Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church, the Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church is a popular and long-standing event which caters for all tastes and interest levels in classical music from the novice to the professional. Each month will feature The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet string quartets from their repertoire. All performances are preceded with a brief introduction of the music.
more info: www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie
Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church

Connacht Rugby v Ospreys (Guinness Pro12)
Connacht Rugby Fixtures 09th February 2018
Connacht play host to Ospreys at The Sportsground in the Guinness Pro12. Kick-off TBC.
more info:www.connachtrugby.ie

Why Not? Adventure Film Festival
What If, Why Not? Adventure Film Festival February 2018
The Why Not? Adventure Film Festival was started in Galway in 2012 and is entirely run by a small team of volunteers with a passion for adventure and music. Stories are shared through films and speakers and always over post festival pints
more info: www.whynotadventurefilmfestival.com

Connacht Rugby v Zebre (Guinness Pro12)
Connacht Rugby Fixtures 16th February 2018
Connacht play host to Zebre at The Sportsground in the Guinness Pro12. Kick-off TBC.
more info:www.connachtrugby.ie


Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church
Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church First Tuesday March 2018
Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church, the Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church is a popular and long-standing event which caters for all tastes and interest levels in classical music from the novice to the professional. Each month will feature The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet string quartets from their repertoire. All performances are preceded with a brief introduction of the music.
more info: www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie
Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church

Seachtain na Gaeilge Festival
Seachtain na Gaeilge festival 01st - 17th March 2018
The annual Seachtain na Gaeilge festival takes place from 1 - 17 March. The fortnight-long festival is a celebration of the Irish language, culture and heritage. It encapsulates the pride of the Irish language community and inspires further generations to immerse themselves in our native tongue. The festival has built up a huge momentum in recent years, becoming the largest celebration of the Irish language and culture held every year. Seachtain na Gaeilge has something for everyone; young and old, native and non-native, fluent and novice. All you need is a cúpla focal!
more info: www.arasnangael.ie | 091 567824 | gaillimh@cnag.ie.

Engineers Week
Engineers Week 24th February - 02nd March 2018
Engineers Week is an annual campaign to present the possibilities a career in engineering can offer and highlight the vital role played by engineers in sustaining the community, is taking place in Galway.
more info: www.engineersweek.ie

 

Gaelforce Mountain Run
Gaelforce Mountain Run 10th March 2018
A mountain running event on unmarked routes in the northern Maamturk mountains in wildest Connemara hills with special permission to access these magnificent trails. 22km route for experienced mountain runners plus with a shorter 12km event to appeal to runners new to mountain running.
more info: www.gaelforceevents.com/connemara

Múscailt Arts Festival @ NUIG
Muscailt Arts Festival 05th - 09th March 2018 (tbc)
Mùscailt, meaning to celebrate and inspire is the title of the celebrated spring arts festival hosted by the National University of Ireland, Galway. The 18th Múscailt Arts Festival at NUI Galway invites all students, staff, alumni and the public to enjoy a week of art, music and performance on campus. Múscailt has something for everyone in terms of music, Sculpture and photography, theatre and all but one event is free!
more info: www.nuigalway.ie/muscailt

Head of the River Rowing Regatta
Head of the River Rowing Regatta March 2018
This year the Head of the River will be organised by NUIG Boat Club and Tribesmen, and it takes place from the mouth of the lake to a little downstream from the Quincentennial Bridge. The boats race for fours and double sculls starts at 10.30am, the race for single sculls and pairs starts at 1.30pm, and the race for eights and quad sculls starts at 4pm. Hundreds of competitors will be involved, and the best viewing points are Dangan slip or on or near the Quincentennial Bridge.
more info: www.galwayheadoftheriver.ie

St. Patrick's Day Festival
St. Patricks Festival 17th March 2018
St Patrick's Festival parade in Galway is a platform to showcase local artists and community groups. The parade starts at 11.30am and runs through Galway city centre for over 1 hour. The event aims to celebrate Galway’s diverse culture and talent through an inclusive programme of events.
more info: www.galwaystpatricksparade.com

Connacht Rugby v Edinburgh (Guinness Pro12)
Connacht Rugby Fixtures 23rd March 2018
Connacht play host to Edinburgh at The Sportsground in the Guinness Pro12. Kick-off TBC.
more info:www.connachtrugby.ie

Galway Food Festival
Galway Food Festival 30th March - 02nd April 2018
Celebrating Galway as a good food destination, 2018 will be the 7th year of the Galway Food Festival and is sure to build on the success of the 2017 event. The festival will promote good food and good food outlets in Galway, as well as showcasing food producers based in Galway and in the West. The festival takes place in April primarily as it is the time of year when some of the best local ingredients become available, such as Connemara Spring Lamb, and trout and salmon caught locally.
more info: www.galwayfoodfestival.com

 

Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church
Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church First Tuesday April 2018
Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 1.10pm in St. Nicholas' Church, the Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church is a popular and long-standing event which caters for all tastes and interest levels in classical music from the novice to the professional. Each month will feature The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet string quartets from their repertoire. All performances are preceded with a brief introduction of the music.
more info: www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie
Lunchtime recital @ St. Nicholas' Church
Galway Dance Days Festival
Galway Dance Days Festival April 2018
Dancers, activists and academics from around the world will attend the seventh Galway Dance Days Festival at the Black Box and other city venues.
more info: www.facebook.com/galwaydancedays

Japanese Film Festival
Japanese Film Festival April 2018
The Japanese Film Festival is coming to The Eye Cinema, Wellpark again, and is organised by the Embassy of Japan, Access Cinema, and the Ireland Japan Association, with the support of The Japan Foundation.
more info: www.eyecinema.ie

Connemara International Marathon
Connemara International Marathon 22nd April 2018
2018 is the 17th Connemara Marathon and a celebration night will be held in both Galway and Clifden. Comprising of a Half Marathon, a Full Marathon and a 39.3 mile Ultra Marathon all taking place in April. Book early to avoid disappointment.
more info: www.connemaramarathon.com

Cuirt International Festival of Literature
cuirt galway 23rd to 29th April 2018
The Cúirt International Festival of Literature is Ireland’s premier literary event. The festival annually brings about sixty authors of local, national and international repute to Galway for readings, workshops, discussions, book signings and much, much more.
more info : www.cuirt.ie

The Western Lakes and Atlantic Challenge (WLAC)
Western Lakes and Atlantic Challenge 28th April 2018
The Western Lakes and Atlantic Challenge (WLAC) is a fun and challenging sportive cycling event with a short fun cycle for the family and a long distance cycle for the endurance athlete. The distance cycles have 144km and 100km options. Be ready, event starts in Salthill Knocknacarra GAA club.
more info: www.wlac.ie

Connacht Rugby v Leinster Rugby (Guinness Pro12)
Connacht Rugby Fixtures 27th April 2018
Connacht play host to Leinster at The Sportsground in the Guinness Pro12. Kick-off TBC.
more info:www.connachtrugby.ie

 

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